Water agencies are beginning to grasp more and more the role they can play as anchor institutions within communities. As they spend billions nationwide to upgrade their infrastructure, many are prioritizing these investments within historically marginalized communities, using water infrastructure projects across to further economic inclusion and community integration. 

The US Water Alliance, in partnership with the Water Agency Leaders Alliance (WALA), will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 30th (from 2:00-3:00pm EDT), on how water agencies can play a central role in community wealth-building. This webinar will feature utility heads from Seattle, Louisville, and Detroit, who will share their work in supporting small businesses and creating workforce development opportunities, to pave the way for long-term economic success within communities of color. 

The speakers will include: 

  • Gary Brown, Director, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department 
  • Mami Hara, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Public Utilities 
  • Tony Parrott, Executive Director, Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District

If you would like to attend the webinar, please click here to register in advance.  


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